I use the Smithfield whole pork loins a lot due to their cheap price. I was looking for a new pork loin recipe and decided on this one. I was nervous about the sweet and savory aspect but it was a near perfect balance! I was also nervous about the amount of heat in the spices and was correct about that. The star of this rub is the ginger, cumin, cayenne and sugar combo! I made the rub exactly as stated the only difference is that I grilled the roast as I normally do with another rub I have used for years. I was worried my family would think it too hot or too sweet for a savory meal. They LOVED it!! And so did I! And I have young children (youngest 6.) They admitted it was very spicy but they asked for seconds and polished off the roast! I can see many uses for this rub and I can see melting it and using it as a drizzling sauce. I think it will work great for chicken. I think the next time I make this rub I will cut the black pepper by a tbsp., the cayenne by a half tsp. each. I love heat in my dishes but I believe there was just a bit too much in this rub and it took away from the heavenly combination of ginger, cumin, sugar and peppers. I might increase the thyme just a bit too. All in all it is an excellent base to work from!
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I use the Smithfield whole pork loins a lot due to their cheap price. I was looking for a new...